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Old 08-23-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Default El Cajon near Main and 2nd St...bad area?

Might be staying near here for a couple weeks. What is the neighborhood like right there? I have read some bad things about El Cajon...is this intersection pretty bad? Are there any good restaurants, bars, shops, etc. near here.

If anyone could recommend a walkable area (restaurants, bars, shops) that is near La Mesa I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:59 PM
 
Location: DC Metro/NoVA
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Yikes! Not so good. Sketchy at nite-gang stuff etc..
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:16 PM
 
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I lived in El Cajon for years at one point. 2nd and Main St. is alot of homeless people and tweekers. They're is far worse parts in EC. 85% of El Cajon is an armpit. The mayor has allowed it to turn into wasteland of what it is today.El Cajon will never be nice like it use to be years ago.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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I grew up there and have gone back to visit, the houses were built in the 1960's the families are lower middle class. Many near by fast food joints. in other words BORING.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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El Cajon = bad...unless you like crack and hookers, then it is golden
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:11 PM
 
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You would have to be a real wuss to be afraid of El Cajon. It is a suburb in the valley, with all the same problems most suburbs have. You want rough, go to the bad areas of the city of San Diego or Los Angeles, then you can see rough.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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The main problem with El Cajon is that the town has too many apartments. Which leads to too many transients and too many people with no real connection to the town.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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Yeah, that park of EC is not the best, but you wont be bothered by gangs. gangs are kind of underground in EC. like most people said, it a transiet, druggie area. like most of EC
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: The Box - El Cajon
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The main problem with El Cajon is that the town has too many apartments. Which leads to too many transients and too many people with no real connection to the town.
That is correct that there are too many apartments in EC. This is where you get all kinds of riff-raff coming from City Heights and SE/SD.

But fortunately these types eventually move on to :

A. Other towns after being run out by the EC Police Dept.

B. Locked up and sent to prison if convicted of serious crimes.

C. Fleeing the country or deported if discovered by I.C.E.


There needs to be more home building in EC and less cheap apartments.

Then you'll have proud and concerned home-owners vs. riff-raff apartment dwellers.
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